“No Buddhists in Washington?”

Via on Nov 30, 2009

I’ve got a new article up at one of my very favorite websites, Religion Dispatches, today. The editors gave the piece this tease:

Buddhism, which has a larger US population than either Islam or Hinduism, has had a sizable and growing impact on American culture. So why no representative on the Obama administration’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?

Read it here.

Our friend James Shaheen, editor and publisher, kindly gave the article a shout-out at the Tricycle Editors’ Blog, along with a reflection about “Buddhist life in the capital” from Sharon Salzberg, “who holds retreats in Washington, DC frequently.” Take a look!

About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is http://www.dannyfisher.org

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5 Responses to ““No Buddhists in Washington?””

  1. Excellent article, Danny.

    I appreciate this stirring overview of the Buddhist impact on America. I learned a lot by reading it.

    Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  2. Excellent article, Danny.

    I appreciate this stirring overview of the Buddhist impact on America. I learned a lot by reading it.

    Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  3. Excellent article, Danny.

    I appreciate this stirring overview of the Buddhist impact on America. I learned a lot by reading it.

    Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  4. Excellent article, Danny.

    I appreciate this stirring overview of the Buddhist impact on America. I learned a lot by reading it.

    Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  5. Excellent article, Danny.

    I appreciate this stirring overview of the Buddhist impact on America. I learned a lot by reading it.

    Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

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